The Rose Bowl

Author: Michelle L. Turner,Pasadena Museum of History

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439640173

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The Rose Bowl is best known for playing host to the “granddaddy of them all”—the much anticipated major college football game held every January 1. It has further secured its place in sports history by playing host to Super Bowls, BCS football championships, Olympic games, and World Cup finals. For the residents of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl is also an important community center. In addition to football games (and Caltech pranks), many Pasadenans remember graduating at the bowl. Over the years, the Rose Bowl has held numerous concerts, peace rallies, festivals, flea markets, and Fourth of July celebrations. And the structure itself, designed by architect Myron Hunt, is seen by many as a proud testament to Pasadena’s commitment to architectural innovation. The photographs in this book, many from the archives of the Pasadena Museum of History, highlight the Rose Bowl’s memorable sports moments as well as the stadium’s unique role in Pasadena’s cultural life.

Early Pasadena

Author: Cedar Imboden Phillips

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558370

Category: History

Page: 127

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The name Pasadena evokes images of a sunny paradise filled with the wafting scent of orange blossoms and roses. The world looks to Pasadena every January 1, when the world-famous Tournament of Roses carries on a century-long tradition and the Rose Bowl game reigns as college football's "granddaddy of them all." Many of the city's other cultural and architectural icons also trace their roots to Pasadena's early days. From citrus groves to resort hotels, a bicycle highway and a commuter blimp, presidential visits, and summer snowstorms, the rich and varied history of early Pasadena can be seen in this volume's many unique photographs. Many of these images, taken from the archives at the Pasadena Museum of History, have never before been published. They reflect the colorful origins of a city that remains to this day a popular tourist destination, California cultural center, and a beloved home to thousands.

Breaking the Color Barrier

The Story of the First African American NFL Head Coach, Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard

Author: Frank Foster

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629173517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

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The history of sports and race is messy. In baseball Jackie Robinson is universally touted as the first black major league player, which conveniently forgets Moses Fleetwood Walker and other players of color who appeared on 19th century diamonds. Football deals with the messiness a different way. The sport employs the term "modern era" instead. So Kenny Washington is the first black player of the "modern era." James Harris was the first black quarterback to start an NFL game in the "modern era." Art Shell was the first black head coach of the "modern era." The reason football has to append the qualifier to its historical racial milestones is because there was a man who was doing all those things back when the National Football League began. His name was Fritz Pollard, and this is his story.

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Three African-American Athletes That Changed the Game

Author: Frank Foster

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629173509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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For change to happen, there has to be someone daring enough to suffer through the negativity of being first. The three players profiled here, beat the odds and changed the game. Profiled in this book: Jackie Robinson — The first African-American baseball player Fritz Pollard — The first African-American coaches in the NFL and one of the first African-American players in the NFL Nathaniel Clifton — One of the first African-American NBA players These biographies may also be purchased separately.

The Arroyo Seco

Author: Rick Thomas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738556086

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Arroyo Seco, Spanish for "dry wash," drains the southwestern San Gabriel Mountains and flows through Pasadena to its confluence with the Los Angeles River. The arroyo's banks became a transportation corridor of trails, railroads, and highways and an enclave for industrialists and artists. For more than a century, its very name evoking more than a stream, it has been a Los Angeles County region overlaying municipalities, eras, and cultures. Eight museums are located in or around the arroyo. Famous attractions included Busch Gardens and Cawston Ostrich Farm, as well as a real-life field of dreams, Jackie Robinson Stadium, and the granddaddy sporting field of them all, the Rose Bowl. The nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory's storied principals used this wide dry wash to launch the forerunners of space probes.

Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry

Author: Dave Anderson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467114987

Category: History

Page: 128

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There are many great rivalries in Division I college football, but only one can say it has been played the longest: Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since 1890, the Golden Gophers and Badgers have faced each other in the annual game known as the Border Battle. Early teams competed for the coveted "Slab of Bacon" trophy until 1948, when the winning team would take home Paul Bunyan's Axe, a tradition that continues to this day. Images of Sports: Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry features magnificent games through the years, plus stories and images of remarkable players and coaches. Included are the historic national championships, Rose Bowls, All-Americans, and even fantasy teams, plus the involvement of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy in this enduring football rivalry.

Oregon State Football

Author: Kip Carlson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738531373

Category: History

Page: 127

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Oregon State University began its football program in 1893 and has been a study in contrasts ever since. The Beavers went to the Rose Bowl after the 1941, 1956, and 1964 seasons and to the Liberty Bowl in 1962. There was also a streak of losing seasons that lasted from 1971 until 1998. Two years later, the Beavers competed in the Fiesta Bowl and ranked among the top five teams in the country. From the Iron Men of 1933 to the Civil War rivalry between OSU and the University of Oregon, and from Terry Bakerthe first Heisman Trophy winner on the West Coastto a pair of bowl victories over Notre Dame, this entertaining and informative volume presents many seldom-seen images and the stories behind them over a century of Oregon State football. Oregon State University began its football program in 1893 and has been a study in contrasts ever since. The Beavers went to the Rose Bowl after the 1941, 1956, and 1964 seasons and to the Liberty Bowl in 1962. There was also a streak of losing seasons that lasted from 1971 until 1998. Two years later, the Beavers competed in the Fiesta Bowl and ranked among the top five teams in the country. From the Iron Men of 1933 to the Civil War rivalry between OSU and the University of Oregon, and from Terry Bakerthe first Heisman Trophy winner on the West Coastto a pair of bowl victories over Notre Dame, this entertaining and informative volume presents many seldom-seen images and the stories behind them over a century of Oregon State football.

Pasadena, 1940-2008

Author: Patrick Conyers,Cedar Phillips

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738569079

Category: History

Page: 127

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Since 1940, Pasadena has experienced seismic shifts, both literally and figuratively. The postwar suburban explosion touched the city, with new homes, new jobs, and new worldviews shaping the coming of age of a municipality known for its hospitality, science, culture, and good weather. This companion volume to Arcadia Publishings Early Pasadena continues the citys remarkable story as it draws on seldom-seen photographs from the Pasadena Museum of History, along with images from private collections, to trace the story of the past 70 years. The result is a compendium that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of this beloved city. Longtime residents, new arrivals, first-time visitors, and anyone lucky enough to have experienced the Crown City firsthand will find something of interest in this engaging illustrated history.

Dateline Greensboro

The Piedmont and Beyond

Author: J. Stephen Catlett

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738514772

Category: History

Page: 128

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Martin's Studio photographers Carol W. Martin and Malcolm A. Miller practiced assignment photography for most of their careers. Unlike freelance documentary photographers, they did not choose the times, places, or subjects. However, instead of working at careers that could have easily become tedious and uninteresting, these former newspaper and studio photographers created a vast and amazing body of work, shooting almost every imaginable aspect of community life. Martin and Miller focused their work on Greensboro and Guilford County, but phone calls and appointments took them to all areas of the state. Included in this book are images from Greensboro, as well as Candor, Cape Hatteras, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Lexington, Manteo, Ocean Isle, Raleigh, Reidsville, and Winston-Salem. Images from the Martin's Studio Collection were first published in Martin's and Miller's Greensboro, also by Catlett, which was created as a companion to the Greensboro Historical Museum's exhibit, which will remain on display through the autumn of 2003. Dateline Greensboro: The Piedmont and Beyond includes entirely different historical images from the archive, and unlike the thematic arrangement for the earlier book, this volume takes readers on a chronological journey-a camera ride-from the 1930s through the 1960s. Three chapters offer readers the opportunity to relive three complete days in the life of the studio, with a timeline of images made from early morning to late night.

Arthur Rickerby's New York City

Author: Frank Ceresi,Carol McMains,John Rogers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738549002

Category: History

Page: 127

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Arthur Rickerby's illustrious career was spent capturing scores of the nation's significant historical events on film, from the Japanese signing of the Articles of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in 1945, ending World War II, to famous sports images such as Don Larsen throwing the final pitch of baseball's only World Series perfect game for the New York Yankees in 1956. Today few people know of Arthur Rickerby, the New York born and bred photographer. Arthur Rickerby's New York City not only reintroduces the world-class photojournalist and pays tribute to his outstanding work, but it also features rare and previously unseen New York images that perfectly capture the enduring Rickerby touch.

Rosebud Sioux

Author: Donovin Arleigh Sprague

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534473

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Sicangu (burnt thighs) received their name when some of the Lakota peoples' legs were burned in a great prairie fire. The French later named them Brule, and two large groups of the band would be settled on two reservations, Rosebud and Lower Brule in South Dakota. Author Donovin Sprague examines the history of the Rosebud Sioux through a collection of photographs and personal family interviews.

Tyler

Author: Robert Earl Reed

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738571782

Category: History

Page: 128

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In the early 1900s, the golden age of postcards was just beginning. Millions of cards were mailed across America, and many survive today in archives and private collections. Through these snapshots of history, Tyler's evolution can be traced. While fruit and cotton production was king into the early 20th century, a floral beauty soon brought Tyler new royalty-the Rose Queen. The discovery of oil in the city's backyard supplied a security blanket during the Great Depression's uncertain days, and Tyler benefitted with commercial and population growth. This book contains more than 200 vintage postcards that chronicle Tyler's social, educational, and medical history and its place in the heart of East Texas.

Michigan State Football

They are Spartans

Author: Steve Grinczel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738532141

Category: History

Page: 128

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Michigan State University's football history is overflowing with famous, interesting, and colorful figures. From Gideon "Charlie" Smith, who in 1913 became one of the nation's first black collegiate players, to George Webster, the "Greatest Spartan of All Time," to Morton Andersen, who still holds the Big Ten record for longest field goal-they are all Spartans. Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Lorenzo White... the list goes on. Added to this list of tremendous players are legendary coaches like the "Biggie" Munn and Duffy Dougherty. And who could forget the famous 10-10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 or the Rose Bowl victory over Southern Cal in 1987? Spartan tradition is more than the coaches and players on the field, however, and Michigan State Football: They Are Spartans offers many rare images and long-forgotten anecdotes about how the program became a player on the national stage. The early days as a farm college team, the development into a football power as an independent, the successful struggle to join the Big Ten conference, and of course, the historic rivalry with a certain team from Ann Arbor are all recounted in the pages of this book.

Wauseon

Author: Robert Krumm

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439648395

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Founded in 1852 amid dense forests and the mosquito-infested Great Black Swamp, Wauseon became the county seat of one of the last areas in Ohio to be settled. Named in honor of a local Potawatomi chief, Wauseon is the birthplace of Ohio’s last surviving Civil War veteran and early race car legend Barney Oldfield. Wauseon was one of the first communities in the United States to implement rural mail delivery and establish a public phone service. Among its manufacturing operations is a company that made flashlights used on the Apollo moon landings. Wauseon is truly a city people take to heart, reflecting strong Midwestern values.

Chinese in Hollywood

Author: Jenny Cho and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738599735

Category: History

Page: 127

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Hollywood has long exerted an international influence on the global imagination. In the first half of the 20th century, Chinese American actors who aspired to a career in Hollywood found their opportunities limited to roles that propagated Asian stereotypes. Meanwhile, many Chinese roles were given to non-Asian actors playing yellowface. It has been a long, hard road for Chinese in Hollywood who have striven to build meaningful careers behind and in front of the camera. This book focuses on the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans to the film and television industries as well as those who lived and worked in the Hollywood area. Vintage photographs celebrate pioneers such as Anna May Wong, Tyrus Wong, Milton Quon, James Wong Howe, and many more. From the silent film era to the present, the history of Chinese in Hollywood will surpass 100 years.

The Polio Years in Texas

Battling a Terrifying Unknown

Author: Heather Green Wooten

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 248

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In The Polio Years in Texas, Heather Green Wooten draws on extensive archival research as well as interviews conducted over a five-year period with Texas polio survivors and their families. This is a detailed and intensely human account of not only the epidemics that swept Texas during the polio years, but also of the continuing aftermath of the disease for those who are still living with its effects.

Northwestern Wildcat Football

Author: Larry LaTourette

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534336

Category: History

Page: 128

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Their program was once regarded as a powerhouse, but 25 years ago the Northwestern University football team set records for futility. Defying nearly all expectations, the Wildcats experienced a rebirth in 1995 and have been surprising the college football world since. Northwestern Wildcat Football describes in detail the team's first games in the 19th century, the Wildcats' title runs in the 1930s, the career of NU legend Otto Graham, the 1949 Rose Bowl championship, the era of Ara Parseghian, the woes of the '70s and '80s, and Northwestern's return to football prominence in the past decade. From their beginning as one of the earliest college teams in the Midwest to the recent series of Big Ten championships, the Northwestern Wildcats have clawed their way to claim 8 conference titles, 36 All-Americans, and victory in some of the most thrilling college football games ever played.

Hidden History of Portland, Oregon

Author: JD Chandler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625846673

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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In this engaging narrative, author JD Chandler crafts a people's history of Portland, Oregon, sharing the lesser-known stories of individuals who stood against the tide and fought for liberty and representation: C.E.S. Wood, who documented the conflict between Native Americans and the United States Army; Beatrice Morrow Cannady, founding member of the Portland NAACP and first African American woman to practice law in Oregon; women's rights advocate Dr. Marie Equi, who performed abortions and was an open lesbian; and student athlete Jack Yoshihara, who, in the wake of Pearl Harbor, was barred from participating in the 1942 Rose Bowl. From scandal and oppression to injustice and the brink of revolution, join Chandler as he gives voice to the Rose City's quiet radicals and outspoken activists.

Monessen

A Typical Steel Country Town

Author: Cassandra Vivian

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738523835

Category: History

Page: 160

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Once a Native American hunting ground, the industrial melting pot of Monessen, in western Pennsylvania, rises over a horseshoe bend in the Monongahela River. Established in 1898, this powerhouse town boomed for close to 60 years, producing vast amounts of steel and other crucial industrial materials. Known for its cultural diversity, Monessen's predominantly immigrant population-with the highest naturalization rate in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century-and the vibrant neighborhoods they established were entirely sustained by the local mills. The battles for decent pay, job protection, benefits, and an 8-hour day kindled fiercely for decades until Monessen and towns like it in the Monongahela Valley gave the average person a dignity denied them for centuries: decent pay for decent work. Families thrived. Children went to college. It was the American dream. Then, neighborhoods began to unravel, foreign imports stole jobs, and finally the mills, the only support of the town, closed. Demonstrating their unyielding spirit, Monessen residents have struggled to fight for the recovery and rebirth of their hometown. In this new history, Monessen: A Typical Steel Country Town, informative narrative highlights the rapid expansion and gradual demise of a society built almost solely on its industrial endeavors and recounts how a disjointed populace has come together to restore their proud community. Over 100 striking photographs depict the dominating presence of the mills, the quiet faces of the people who toiled there, scenes of daily life, and memorable events through the years, as well as the dramatic changes that have marked Monessen's unique history.